Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.

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The more you talk about negative things in your life, the more you call them in.

Speak victory not defeat.

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If we’re going to bring out the best in people, we, too, need to sow seeds of encouragement.

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Do all you can to make your dreams come true.

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Quit questioning God and start trusting Him!

Joel Osteen on christianity
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Faith activates God - Fear activates the Enemy.

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Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.

You can change your world by changing your words.

.. Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.

Joel Osteen on change
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When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.

Joel Osteen on faith
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God didn't make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you.

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A good thing to remember is somebody's got it a lot worse than we do.

Joel Osteen on remember
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If you want to rear financial blessings, you have to sow financially.

Joel Osteen on blessings
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Your best days are still out in front of you.

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Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you're doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.

About Joel Osteen

Name Joel Osteen
Quotes 217 quotations
Nationality American
Profession Clergyman
Birthday October 16
About Joel Osteen is an American best-selling author and the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. His ministry reaches over seven million broadcast media viewers weekly in over 100 nations around the world.
Top topics people, life, faith, church, live

This is my Bible. I am what it says I am. I have what it says I have. I can do what it says I can do.

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You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church.

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Only God can look at somebody's heart.

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We need to, you know, restore people.

We need to show mercy. I mean, because as much mercy as you show people, that's the mercy you're going to be receiving.

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I think faith is incredibly important because you will become overwhelmed with what's happening and you will have waves of grief, but when you turn to your faith, I believe God will give you waves of grace to get through it.

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I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you're grateful, you'll see God open up new doors.

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Today, you can choose to be in good mood, or a bad mood. Give yourself permission to be happy every day.

The death of my father is probably the biggest thing that I ever faced.

Daddy and I were best friends.

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A lot of people have it a lot worse than you do.

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If Jesus were here today, he wouldn't be riding around on a donkey.

He'd be taking a plane, he'd be using the media.

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We were old sinners - but when we came to Christ we are not sinners anymore.

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I believe God's keeping the records, and I believe you will be rewarded even in this life. Somehow, some way, God will make it up to you. It may be He protected you from an accident you never knew. You can't give God something without God giving you more in return, whether it's peace or joy or satisfaction.

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I made a decision when my father passed away that I was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.

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If you cannot be positive then at least be quiet.

I purposely don't talk about money, because people are already skeptical about TV preachers. But I do say that I want you to be blessed. To me, prosperity is having health, having great children, having peace, good relationships. It's not about the money.

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I don't think that a same-sex marriage is the way God intended it to be.

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I feel like my message is to let people know that God is a good God, that He's on their side, and no matter what happens, He has a great plan for them.

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There's a belief that you're supposed to be poor, and suffering, and show your humility. I just don't see the Bible that way. I see that God came and Jesus died so that we might live an abundant life and be a blessing to others.

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It doesn't matter who likes you or doesn't like you, all that matters is that God likes you. He accepts you, he approves of you.

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Let go of offence. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don't live angry, let go now!

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You cant hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life

I like sports, and I enjoy playing basketball and lifting weights.

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I think, for years, people have been pushed down by religion, and I don't say that disrespectfully, but they've been shown a God that you can't measure up to.

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What you receive is directly connected to what you believe.

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It's amazing how people will give when you don't ask.

Many of them send money because they believe in the message.

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God's got you in the palm of His hand.

You won't leave one second before your time. If God wants you to be here, then you're going to be here.

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We think when God speaks to us, there's going to be a boom out of Heaven or we're going to get some chill bumps, but I really believe God's talking to us all the time. He's talking to us right in here. I call it our heart, our conscience, but it's the Holy Spirit talking to us.

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You were not created to just get by with an average, unrewarding, or unfulfilling life. God created you to leave your mark on this generation.

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Prospering just doesn't have to do with money.

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I want get across to not just the church world.

I want to get outside those walls to everyday people.

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Faith is about trusting God when you have unanswered questions.

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I've never preached one sermon on money, on just finances. I want to stay away from it.

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If you are against yourself, you will never reach your highest potential.

And when you criticize yourself, you're criticizing God.

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I don't mind saying, you know, that I don't take a salary from the church, and God has blessed me with more money than I could imagine from my books.

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You may never get to that perfect world that you're waiting for where everything's going to be perfect and you got that much money and your house paid off.

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I'm going to let God be the judge of who goes to heaven and hell.

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I'm trying to make God more relevant in our society.

And I think talking in everyday terms and making sure people can understand it - I think that's important.

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If you don't let people flourish in their jobs, why are they going to stay?

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I like to think my dad was easygoing and kind, and I think some of those things have been passed down. I am like him in a sense of being positive and hopeful. He was compassionate, and I've got a lot of that in me as well.

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Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you'll get to where God wants you to be.

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For a while... to be an evangelical meant you were a white Republican, and you were against this and against that. I don't want to be put into that mold, because then people judge you before they even listen... I don't want to divide the very people I am trying to reach.

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